Student Programs

Student Nurse Externships

Join us during your summer off for our annual "Student Nurse Externship Program". This paid program is designed to give RN nursing students valuable knowledge of professionalism in nursing practice, the experience of hands-on “nursing excellence” in our Magnet® environment, and best practice in patient care, full-time hours, not to mention the highest-quality training in a nurturing and educational setting.

More information on how to apply for a Student Nurse Externship Program will be available on this page during the enrollment period.

Course Description

The student nurse extern is a member of the nursing staff who is trained to perform specific tasks under the direction of a registered nurse. This unique 8-week externship gives student nurses the opportunity to practice hands-on patient care in an atmosphere that is defined by intense caring and compassion. The experience begins with assignment to a unit and a preceptor RN who will provide the student nurse extern with the support and guidance needed to grow professionally. Mount Sinai South Nassau's Student Nurse Externship Program offers a broad scope of hands-on experiences. State-of-the-art equipment and modern patient care units present student nurse externs with a range of learning experiences. In addition to direct patient care, additional experiences are arranged for student nurse Externs to observe in one or two areas of interest.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited RN program (BSN strongly preferred) and must have completed 2 semesters of clinical nursing rotation. This 8-week program is open to junior nursing students entering their senior year. A commitment of 37.5 hours per week, including weekends, is required. Following formal classroom orientation, students are assigned to one unit for 8 weeks of clinical practice working side-by-side with an RN preceptor. The SNE will be required to follow the preceptor's schedule working 12-hour shifts. The students will have the opportunity to rotate through specialty units (i.e., OR/PACU, ER, Endoscopy, Cardiac Services and Rapid Response Team) during their 8 weeks of training. This is a paid Externship.

Nursing Externs 2021
2021 MSSN Student Nurse Externs with Helen Caffray MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

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